“It’s one off the smallest areas of the building— but it has the biggest impact”, says Chris — Mustard Tree’s food manager. “100 clients a day using it is just normal to us now — before the pandemic it was around 30–40”.
What was previously an avenue for people on low/no income to access low-cost food is now becoming a critical lifeline for hundreds of new clients registering for Mustard Tree’s Food Club.
The realisation comes alongside the publication of Greater Manchester Poverty Action’s ‘GM Poverty Monitor 2020’, which finds that high levels of poverty in the city region are…
Gary-one of Mustard Tree’s volunteers- shares his experience of giving time with the chairty under lockdown 2.0
The Government’s announcement of a further lockdown on 4th January 2021 meant that Mustard Tree needed to refocus its plans back to the provision of food and emergency support onsite to those who needed it.
“I started to know Mustard Tree this year during the Covid-19 pandemic and so far I love 2021 despite the doom and gloom. I saw Mustard Tree opposite the Chinese supermarket Wing Yip, and that made me curious to go and see.
At first I was isolated from…
It’s 7:45am and the dusting of last night’s frost covers the entrance to Mustard Tree’s Ancoats hub. The yellow shutters — which have become a popular backdrop for Instagram fashion shoots — will be pushed aside in a couple of hours time to welcome people in crisis, in need of food and/or emergency furniture.
2020 was an unsettling time for the Manchester-based charity, which ordinarily provides employment training, vocational courses and confidence-building creative programmes. …
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